3 fluffy recipes for quick rolls with cottage cheese! Enjoy them to your heart’s content

Are you longing for dough that literally melts on your tongue? Bake one of these cheese roll recipes and enjoy this sweet temptation!

But beware, this sweet pastry is highly addictive and you may find yourself baking it over and over again!

The fluffy dough and creamy filling is hard to resist. So don’t hesitate and start baking with us.

Cottage cheese rolls

This sweet pastry is so tasty and easy to make that it will become a regular part of your Saturday breakfast or as a sweet finishing touch to a delicious Sunday lunch, with coffee. Puff pastry is filled with full-fat cottage cheese and raisins soaked in rum with vanilla extract.

What will we need

  1. Puff pastry packaging
  2. 230 g cottage cheese (or cream cheese)
  3. A big egg
  4. 50 g of sugar
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 60 g of raisins
  7. A spoonful of rum
  8. Zest of 1 lemon
  9. A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  10. Eggs (for coating the rolls)


  1. Defrost the pressed dough
  2. Line the tray with baking paper
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  4. Put the raisins in a bowl, cover with rum and vanilla extract and leave for 10 minutes
  5. In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, raisins with rum and vanilla, sugar and salt
  6. Place a sheet of puff pastry on a floured surface
  7. Roll the dough into a circle and cut it into triangles
  8. Add a scoop of cottage cheese filling to the widest part of the dough
  9. We start rolling the dough from the widest end towards the center
  10. We repeat the process until we run out of ingredients
  11. Brush each roll with a beaten egg
  12. Bake the cottage cheese rolls at 200 degrees for approximately 17-20 minutes until golden brown
  13. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar and serve warm or cold
Fluffy rolls ala croissant made of cottage cheese dough and fillings.
Source: glutenfreeonashoestring.com

Crisp cheese rolls like grandma’s

Extremely soft and highly addictive cottage cheese dough! This delicious little pastry is a holiday dish that originated on the island of Crete, but today it is served almost everywhere and all year round. Serve them as a delicious dessert with your afternoon coffee drizzled with warm honey, sprinkled with cinnamon and ground pistachios.

What will we need

  1. 250 g of olive oil
  2. 250 g of yogurt
  3. Egg
  4. 300 g of sugar
  5. 1 kg plain flour
  6. 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  7. ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  8. Juice of ½ orange
  9. Zest of 1 lemon

For filling

  1. 1 kg of full-fat cottage cheese (or mascarpone or ricotta)
  2. 250 g of sugar
  3. Egg
  4. White
  5. A teaspoon of ground cinnamon

For the frosting

  1. 2 eggs
  2. A spoonful of water
  3. A teaspoon of ground cinnamon


  1. To prepare the dough for the cheese rolls, add olive oil, sugar, yogurt and eggs to a large bowl
  2. Mix everything together well until the ingredients are combined
  3. Add orange juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract and mix again
  4. Sift the flour with baking powder and gradually add to the mixture
  5. Knead the dough with your hands until it becomes soft
  6. Depending on the flour, we may need to use a little less or more flour than the recipe calls for
  7. The dough should be soft but not sticky
  8. When the dough is ready, let it rest for about 30 minutes
  9. In the meantime, we will prepare the filling for the rolls
  10. Mix the cheese in a large bowl and add the sugar, eggs and cinnamon
  11. Mix everything well until the ingredients are combined
  12. Place the dough on a floured surface
  13. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 0.5 centimeters and into a cake shape
  14. Cut the dough into 8 triangles
  15. Add a spoonful of cottage cheese filling to the end of each triangle
  16. Roll the dough towards the center
  17. Preheat the oven to 180-200 degrees
  18. Put the cottage cheese rolls on a large baking sheet lined with baking paper and let them rest for 20 minutes
  19. Beat an egg and 1 tablespoon of water in a bowl and brush the rolls with this mixture
  20. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and bake for about 25 minutes until golden
  21. We serve cottage cheese rolls drizzled with honey

You can never have enough cottage cheese, so get more inspiration from our selection of the best cottage cheese cakes! Bake, for example, this fluffy carrot cake according to us and enjoy it like never before.

Crisp cottage cheese rolls filled with soft sweet cream.
Source: cdkitchen.com

Traditional unleavened puff pastry rolls

Perfect taste and perfect texture. The best cottage cheese rolls you will ever taste. The big plus is that they are unleavened and filled with the sweetest filling you can imagine.

What will we need

  1. 1 kg of cottage cheese
  2. 125 g of powdered sugar
  3. ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  4. ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  5. 125 g butter (melted)
  6. 100 ml of olive oil
  7. 500 g puff pastry
  8. Egg
  9. A spoonful of milk
  10. 2 spoons of granulated sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cottage cheese with powdered sugar, vanilla and lemon zest
  2. Put the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  4. Roll the puff pastry into a circle on a floured work surface
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper or spray it with baking spray
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter and olive oil
  7. Spread the mixture on a sheet of dough and cut it into 8 equal triangles
  8. Layer the cottage cheese filling on each triangle
  9. Roll up the individual rolls and brush again with the butter mixture
  10. Beat the eggs with the milk in a small bowl
  11. And again brush each rolled roll with egg
  12. Sprinkle the rolls with cottage cheese on top with granulated sugar
  13. Bake them in a preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes until golden
  14. Let them cool for 10 minutes before serving

Are you longing for more tasty, easy, but especially quick ideas for sweet and savory baking? With our recipes for puff pastry snails, you won’t spend more than 30 minutes in the kitchen! Isn’t it worth a try? I think so.

Crispy unleavened rolls with cottage cheese filling and sprinkled with sugar glaze.
Source: lemontreedwelling.com

Tips for other fillings for rolls

Make our recipes a little more colorful and choose from a wide range of other delicious fillings that we have prepared for you below.

St. Martin’s cottage cheese filling

  1. 250 g of fatty cottage cheese
  2. Egg
  3. A packet of vanilla sugar
  4. A spoonful of crystal sugar
  5. Raisins
  6. Milk


  1. Mix the cottage cheese with egg, sugar, vanilla sugar and rum
  2. If we want a thinner mixture, we can dilute it with milk
  3. Finally, add the raisins

Raisins can be soaked in rum for 30 minutes before use.

Jelly filling

  1. 200 g of plum jam
  2. 2 tablespoons of rum
  3. A teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  4. ½ package of vanilla sugar
  5. A spoonful of crystal sugar
  6. A teaspoon of lemon zest
  7. Grated gingerbread (gingerbread spice)


  1. Mix thick jam with rum to a creamy consistency
  2. Add a little ground cinnamon, vanilla sugar, grated lemon peel and a little sugar to the mixture
  3. If the jam is too thick, thicken it with gingerbread

Poppy filling

  1. 200 g of ground poppy seeds
  2. 400 ml of milk
  3. 70 g of granulated sugar
  4. ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  5. A teaspoon of lemon zest
  6. 2 tablespoons of rum
  7. A spoonful of coarse flour


  1. Bring the milk to a boil in a saucepan and sprinkle in the ground poppy seeds
  2. Then reduce the heat and cook the poppy seeds lightly until the poppy seeds start to thicken
  3. At the end of cooking, sprinkle the poppy seeds with coarse flour and mix to thicken the poppy seeds
  4. Remove the pot with the poppy seeds from the heat and sweeten the still hot poppy seeds, add grated lemon peel, rum and cinnamon
  5. Mix and let cool

Apple filling

  1. 20 g of butter
  2. 1 kg of apples
  3. 100 g of sugar
  4. A pinch of whole cinnamon


  1. Peel the apples and coarsely grate them
  2. We put them in a pot and stew them in butter with cinnamon and a little sugar
  3. When the apple filling is thick enough, remove it from the heat, remove the cinnamon and sweeten to taste
  4. If we want, we can also add lemon juice

Nut filling

  • 40 g of butter
  • 150 g ground nuts
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 200 ml of hot milk
  • A handful of crushed biscuits


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and then fry the nuts on it
  • Add sugar and mix and let them roast and caramelize slightly
  • Add milk and mix thoroughly
  • Then take the pot off the stove and let it cool
  • Finally, we thicken the nut filling with a handful of biscuits and can add a little rum to taste

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